24th February 2021
Ireland ranks 11th out of 15 comparable EU countries in this year’s Sustainable Progress Index, commissioned by Social Justice Ireland. The index comprises three dimensions: economy, society and environment. Ireland is ranked 10th out of the 15 countries on the economy. On the social index, Ireland is in the middle of the ranking, in 6th place. Ireland, however, scores last on the environment index which suggests we are facing significant challenges in meeting our environmental targets. Delivering on the Programme for Government commitments on climate action becomes even more important as a result of these findings.